Local pool advocate and grandmaster Paul Marquez was just banned from the WBCA for posting a quote on social media that was critical of the organization of the upcoming Lincoln City tournament at Chinook Winds. The point was valid (the event in question still doesn't have a posted start time) but the powers that be have suspended him from competing, effectively censoring first amendment freedom of speech rights. Having played on teams with Paul in the past, I can understand if his style of communication isn't appreciated by everyone, but that's a part of what makes this country great. TOLERANCE OF OTHERS VIEWS EVEN WHEN THEY DON'T COINCIDE WITH YOUR OWN. He always maintains a professional attitude and is a ambassador for the game. To censor free speech is unamerican and I hope that you agree. If you do, please take the time to sign the petition.